Federal Truth in Mileage Act of 1986–Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Law

In an effort to deter odometer fraud and to protect consumers, the 99th Congress of the
United States enacted the Truth in Mileage Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-579) which
amended Title IV of the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act, 15 U.S.C.
1981-1991. In order to comply with this Act, Federal rules and Texas law, the department
revised the odometer disclosures on certificate of titles issued on and after April 29, 1990,
to contain the following:
• The odometer reading at the time of transfer, not to include tenths of miles;

• The date of the odometer disclosure statement;

• The signature, hand printed name and current address of the transferor (seller);
• The signature, hand printed name and current address of the transferee (buyer);
Note: The same individual may not sign an Odometer Disclosure Statement as both
buyer and seller.
• The vehicle description, including make, model, year, body style, and VIN;
• A statement referring to the Federal and State law advising that failure to complete or
providing false information may result in fines and/or imprisonment; and
• A certification completed by the transferor (seller) stating that, to the best of their
knowledge, the odometer reading reflects the actual mileage, not actual mileage, or
that the actual mileage is in excess of the mechanical limits of the odometer.

Note: The department discontinued the Odometer Disclosure Statement, Form
VTR-40 effective January 1, 2011. If there is an actual buyer and seller or the
vehicle is exempt, complete the odometer statement on the vehicle assignment.
If there is not an actual buyer and seller, record odometer information
directly on the Application for Texas Title, Form 130-U.

 

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Colleyville, Texas Chamber of Commerce Names Connie Hanner as New President

Colleyville Area Chamber of Commerce

Names Connie Hanner as New President

“We are excited to announce the arrival of our new President of the Chamber, Connie Hanner”, commented Tom Smith, 2015 Colleyville Area Chamber Board Chairman. “Connie brings a wealth of experience in leading non-profit organizations throughout the country. She is eager to meet and get to know our members and the community,” he added.

 

Before joining the Colleyville Area Chamber of Commerce, Ms. Hanner served as the President of the Mankato (Minnesota) Area United Way. There she focused on fund raising initiatives for the three county region supporting 40 different agencies. Her work included working closely with local Chambers of Commerce, FDIC and banking groups.

 

Prior to that, she served as Executive Director of the Rhode Island – Providence Habitat for Humanity, leading fund raising and home building efforts with a staff of 8 and a group of 40 volunteer builders. Additionally, she served as Executive Director of the Graves County (Kentucky) Habitat for Humanity based in Mayfield, Kentucky.

 

Earlier in her career, Connie was News Director for Withers Broadcasting in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, where for five years she managed the content and delivery of news for 5 radio stations and served as the Public Affairs Director. She specialized in getting community leaders involved in public service and media events.

 

Connie earned her Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Murray State University (Kentucky), specializing in non-profit organizational leadership. She is currently working on her Ph.D. from Johnson University in Knoxville, Tennessee in non-profit organizational leadership. She is an accomplished public speaker and is completing her Certified Non-Profit Professional (CNP) credential

.http://www.colleyvillechamber.org/

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Texas Legislature Statistics

Membership Statistics for the 84th Legislature

DescriptionHouse
Members
Senate
Members
Total
Gender *
Male12023143
Female28836
Total14831179
Party affiliation *
Democrat511162
Republican9720117
Total14831179
Incumbency **
Incumbents12323146
Freshmen24832
Total14731178
Age *
Under 30000
30 – 3928028
40 – 4946349
50 – 59351247
60 – 69311445
70 and over8210
Total14831179

* Gender, party affiliation, and age calculations are based on the membership as of the first day of session: 01/13/2015. House Districts 13 and 123 are not included due to pending special elections.

** Incumbent totals include members who served the previous session. Freshmen totals include members whose first terms began the first day of session: 01/13/2015. House members who were elected to the Senate are considered freshmen in the Senate.

    Not included as incumbent or freshman:

  • Rep.Rodney Anderson (first served in 82nd session)

Membership statistics for the 83rd Legislature

DescriptionHouse
Members
Senate***
Members
Total
Gender *
Male11924143
Female31637
Party affiliation *
Democrat551166
Republican9519114
Incumbency **
Incumbents10625132
Freshmen41546
Age *
Under 30202
30 – 3925025
40 – 4943548
50 – 59461460
60 – 69301141
70 and over303
No response101

* Gender, party affiliation, and age calculations are based on the membership as of the first day of session: 01/08/2013.

** Incumbent totals include members who served the previous session. Freshman totals include members whose first terms began the first day of session: 01/08/2013.

    Not included as incumbent or freshman:

  • Rep.Abel Herrero (first served in 79th session)
  • Rep.Joseph E. Moody (first served in 81st session)
  • Rep.Chris Turner (first served in 81st session)

*** Senator Mario Gallegos died on 10/16/2012. Election laws required his name to remain on the general election ballot, and he was elected to the 83rd Senate. He is not included in the statistics above.

Membership Statistics for the 82nd Legislature

DescriptionHouse
Members***
Senate
Members
Total
Gender *
Male11825143
Female32638
Party affiliation *
Democrat491261
Republican10119120
Incumbency **
Incumbents11329142
Freshmen35237
Age *
Under 30202
30 – 3921021
40 – 4935439
50 – 59541367
60 – 69321345
70 and over617

* Gender, party affiliation, and age calculations are based on the membership as of the first day of session: 01/11/2011.

** Incumbent totals include members who served the previous session. Freshman totals include members whose first terms began the first day of session: 01/11/2011.

    Not included as incumbent or freshman:

  • Rep. William ‘Bill’ Zedler (first served in 78th session)
  • Rep. Borris Miles (first served in 80th session)
  • Rep. Jim Murphy (first served in 80th session)

*** Rep. Edmund Kuempel died on 11/4/2010. He was elected to the 82nd House of Representatives on 11/2/2010. He is not included in the statistics above.

Membership Statistics for the 81st Legislature

DescriptionHouse
Members
Senate
Members
Total
Gender *
Male11325138
Female37643
Party affiliation *
Democrat741286
Republican761995
Incumbency **
Incumbents12829157
Freshmen20222
Age *
Under 30101
30 – 3925126
40 – 4935338
50 – 59482068
60 – 6937744
70 and over404

* Gender, party affiliation, and age calculations are based on the membership as of the first day of session: 01/13/2009.

** Incumbent totals include members who served the previous session. Freshman totals include members whose first terms began the first day of session: 01/13/2009.

    Not included as incumbent or freshman:

  • Rep.Al Edwards (first served in 66th session)
  • Rep.Todd Hunter (first served in 71st session)

Membership Statistics for the 80th Legislature

DescriptionHouse
Members**
Senate
Members
Total
Gender
Male11727144
Female32436
Party affiliation
Democrat691179
Republican8020101
Incumbency ***
Incumbents12526151
Freshmen23528
Age
Under 30505
30 – 3919120
40 – 4941445
50 – 59432063
60 – 6935641
70 and over606

* All calculations are based on the membership as of the first day of session: 01/09/2007.

** Rep. Glenda Dawson died on 9/12/2006. Election laws required her name to remain on the general election ballot, and she was elected to the 80th House of Representatives on 11/07/2006. She is not included in the statistics above.

*** Incumbent totals include only those members who served in the 79th Legislature. Freshman totals include only those members whose first term began the first day of the 80th Legislature, 01/09/2007. Rep. Wayne Christian, who first served in the 75th session and is returning after a break in service, is not included in either category.

Membership statistics for the 79th Legislature

DescriptionHouse
Members
Senate
Members
Total
Gender
Male11827145
Female31435
Party affiliation
Democrat631275
Republican8619105
Incumbency
Incumbents13231163
Freshmen16016
Age
Under 30303
30 – 3920020
40 – 4945550
50 – 59342256
60 – 6939443
70 and over808

* Gender, party affiliation, and age calculations are based on the membership as of the first day of session, 01/11/05.
** Incumbent totals include members who served the previous session. Freshman totals include members whose first terms began the first day of session: 01/11/05. Not included as incumbent or freshman:
Rep. Tracy King (first served in 74th session)
*** Elizabeth Ames-Jones was elected to the 79th House of Representatives, but was not sworn in. She is not included in the statistics above.
***** Melissa Noriega was sworn in on January 11, 2005 as a temporary acting representative to serve as a replacement for Rep. Rick Noriega under Article XVI, Section 72 of the Texas Constitution. The chart above includes statistics for Rep. Rick Noriega only.

Sources: Office of the Secretary of the Senate, Texas Senate and Office of the Chief Clerk, Texas House of Representatives

Membership statistics for the 78th Legislature

DescriptionHouse
Members
Senate
Members
Total
Gender
Male11827145
Female32436
Party affiliation
Democrat621274
Republican8819107
Incumbency
Incumbents*11324137
Freshmen**36743
Ethnicity***
African-American14216
Asian-American101
Caucasian10522127
Hispanic30737
Age****
Under 30505
30 – 3918018
40 – 4953760
50 – 59311950
60 – 6935540
70 and over808

* Does not include Ron Clark–he formally declined seat.

** Includes Sen. Kip Averitt, Sen. Kyle Janek, Sen.Craig Estes, and Rep. Debbie Riddle. Does not include Rep. Roberto Alonzo as a freshman–he previously served in 73rd – 74th Legislatures; his freshman session was the 73rd and he is not an incumbent from the 77th Legislature.

*** Terms beginning on or before 01/14/2003.

**** Age statistics are calculated based on the first day of session–January 14, 2003.

Sources: Office of the Secretary of the Senate, Texas Senate and Office of the Chief Clerk, Texas House of Representatives

Information on this website is provided as a public service by the Legislative Reference Library. The Legislative Reference Library makes no representation as to its completeness or accuracy and makes no warranty in regards to its use. Users assume all risk of reliance on the information included on this site.

Membership statistics for the 77th Legislature

DescriptionHouse
Members
Senate
Members
Total
Gender
Male12027147
Female30434
Party affiliation
Democrat781593
Republican721688
Incumbency
Incumbents13930169
Freshmen*11213
Ethnicity**
African-American14216
Caucasian10822130
Hispanic27734
Age
Under 30303
30-3917118
40-4951960
50-59451459
60-6925732
70 and over909

* Includes Rep. Crownover, elected 05/2000; Rep. Villarreal, elected 02/2000 and Sen. Van De Putte, elected 11/1999. (76th Regular Session ended 05/31/1999.)

** Terms beginning on or before 01/09/2001.

Senate ethnicity source: Secretary of the Senate memo, February 5, 2003, ‘Texas Senate: 63rd – 78th Legislatures’. Secretary of the Senate. 2003.
House ethnicity source: House Chief Clerk’s Office, lists of House members and race, 70th – 78th Legislatures. House Chief Clerk’s Office. 2003.
Additional sources: Office of the Secretary of the Senate, Texas Senate and Office of the Chief Clerk, Texas House of Representatives

Membership statistics for 76th Legislature

DescriptionHouse
Members
Senate
Members
Total
Gender
Male12128149
Female29332
Party affiliation
Democrat781593
Republican721688
Incumbency
Incumbents13929169
Freshmen26*228
Ethnicity**
African-American14216
Caucasian10822130
Hispanic28735
Age
Under 30202
30-3921122
40-49541266
50-59391352
60-6926531
70 and over404
No response404

* Includes Representative Capelo, elected 05/1998 (before the end of the 76th Regular Session.)

** Terms beginning on or before 01/12/1999.

Senate ethnicity source: Secretary of the Senate memo, February 5, 2003, ‘Texas Senate: 63rd – 78th Legislatures’. Secretary of the Senate. 2003.
House ethnicity source: House Chief Clerk’s Office, lists of House members and race, 70th – 78th Legislatures. House Chief Clerk’s Office. 2003.
Additional sources: Office of the Secretary of the Senate, Texas Senate and Office of the Chief Clerk, Texas House of Representatives

Membership statistics for the 75th Legislature

DescriptionHouse
Members
Senate
Members
Total
Gender
Male12128149
Female29332
Party affiliation
Democrat821496
Republican681684
Incumbency
Incumbents12425149
Freshmen *26632
Ethnicity**
African-American14216
Caucasian10821129
Hispanic28735
Age
Under 30101
30-3931233
40-49491564
50-5948957
60-6917522
70 and over303
No response101

* Includes Rep. Galloway, elected 11/1996; Rep. Hupp, elected 11/1996; Rep. McClendon, elected 11/1996; Rep. Roman, elected 02/1997; Sen. Carona, elected 06/1996; Sen. Duncan, elected 12/1996 and Sen. Ogden, elected 02/1997. (74th Legislative Session ended 05/29/1995.)

** Terms beginning on or before 01/14/1997.

Senate ethnicity source: Secretary of the Senate memo, February 5, 2003, ‘Texas Senate: 63rd – 78th Legislatures’. Secretary of the Senate. 2003.
House ethnicity source: House Chief Clerk’s Office, lists of House members and race, 70th – 78th Legislatures. House Chief Clerk’s Office. 2003.
Additional sources: Office of the Secretary of the Senate, Texas Senate and Office of the Chief Clerk, Texas House of Representatives

Membership statistics for the 74th Legislature

DescriptionHouse
Members
Senate
Members
Total
Gender
Male12127148
Female29433
Party affiliation
Democrat8717104
Republican631477
Incumbency
Incumbents12726153
Freshmen *23528
Ethnicity**
African-American14216
Caucasian10922131
Hispanic26733
Age
Under 30202
30-3934135
40-49561470
50-59361248
60-6920222
70 and over213

* Includes Rep. Reyna, elected 12/1993 and Rep. Staples, elected 02/1995. (73rd Legislative Session ended 05/31/1993).

** Terms beginning on or before 01/10/1995.

Senate ethnicity source: Secretary of the Senate memo, February 5, 2003, ‘Texas Senate: 63rd – 78th Legislatures’. Secretary of the Senate. 2003.
House ethnicity source: House Chief Clerk’s Office, lists of House members and race, 70th – 78th Legislatures. House Chief Clerk’s Office. 2003

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Texas Almanac Searchable Town Database–Texas Civil Litigation Attorneys

Texas Almanac searchable town database

with population figures from the 2010 U.S. census, estimates for 2013, as well as a complete list of the more than 17,000 towns, including those that no longer exist.

map showing center of population
Click to enlarge.
Population History of Counties, 1850 – 2010

 

Population History of Selected Cities, 1850 – 2000

 

Official 2010 U.S. Census for Texas

with statistics on state, county and town levels on the website.

 

 

Texas metro areas ranked
Source: U.S. Census Bureau.

 Click to enlarge.

 

From the Almanac

population history of Texas by decade census

 

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Texas Hunting Regulations Overview–Fort Worth, Texas Civil Litigation Lawyers

Hunting Regulations Overview — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

Hunting License

A hunting license is required of any person, regardless of age, who hunts any animal, bird, frog or turtle in Texas (except furbearers, if the hunter possesses a trapper’s license.) See Hunting Licenses and Permits.

  • No license is required for nuisance fur-bearing animals, depredating hogs or coyotes.
  • Non-residents under 17 years of age may purchase and hunt with the Youth Hunting License.

Closed Season

For any species, the period of time, if any, when hunting that species is not permitted.

Hunter Orange

No hunter orange is required while hunting on private property, but it is recommended. Public hunting lands require 400 square inches of daylight florescent orange with 144 square inches appearing on both chest and back, and daylight florescent orange headwear must be worn. (See Prohibited Acts on Public Hunting Lands offering Hunts by Special or Regular Permit.)

Legal Shooting Hours for All Game Animals and Nonmigratory Game Birds

The period from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. Look up sunrise/sunset hours.

Open Season

Dates shown are opening and closing dates for the open season. The open season includes both dates and all days between. Unless otherwise specified, the open season is a “general” season and all legal means, as specified in this guide, may be used in taking the species. Where the open season is designated as “archery,” only legal archery equipment/crossbow as specified, may be used. Where the open season is designated as “muzzleloader only” only muzzleloaders as defined may be used. When a season is designated as a “youth-only,” special regulations apply. See definition of “youth.”

There is no open season for any wild animal, wild bird, or exotic animal on public roads or the right-of-way of public roads, except that the holder of a Reptile and Amphibian Stamp may capture indigenous reptiles or amphibians on the shoulder of a public road or any unpaved area of a public right of way.

Sale of Inedible Wildlife Parts

The following inedible wildlife parts may be purchased or sold provided the part was lawfully taken or possessed:

  • Hair, hide, antlers, bones, horns, skull, hooves, or sinew from the following game animals: mule deer, white-tailed deer, pronghorn antelope, desert bighorn sheep, gray or cat squirrels, fox squirrels or red squirrels, and collared peccary or javelina.
  • Feathers from ducks, geese, and brant may be used, purchased, or sold for making fishing flies, pillows, mattresses, and similar commercial uses.
  • Feathers from migratory birds may not be purchased or sold for hats or ornamental purposes nor may a person purchase or sell mounted migratory game bird specimens taken by hunting.
  • Feathers, bones, or feet of game birds other than migratory game birds (turkey, grouse, pheasant, partridge, quail, and chachalaca).

Possession of Deer Hit by Motor Vehicle

It is unlawful to possess a deer or any part of a deer that has been hit by a motor vehicle.

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Letter of James Fannin to Acting Governor James W. Robinson During Texas Revolution

Head Quarters Army of Texas Fort Defiance Goliad Feby 28 1836 6 o’c P.M. To the Acting Governor, & Council of the Provisional Govt. of Texas  I have to inform you that I have just received the unpleasant intelligence that Colo. Johnsons command were yesterday morning before day light surprised by the Enemy at San Patricio- I received my intelligence by express from Edwd. Gritten in the Mission del Refugio, who reports that Col. Johnson with two men had arrivd, on foot at a Rancho near that place- I also learn that two others had arrived at the Mission—Capt Pearson was shot down & others when asking for Quarters- From those who have escaped it is impossible to learn the strength of the army or the loss sustained by our countrymen

 

Mr. Gritten writes that Col. Johnson and his Companions will as soon as fresh horses can be procured proceed to this place  They will probably arrive tomorrow morning This morning Col. Ferris left this post with a communication from me informing you of the return of the Troops to this place after crossing the River on the way to Bexar. The propriety of their retrogade movement will now be apparent.  It is now obvious that the Enemy have entered Texas at two points, for the purpose of attacking Bexar & this place- The first has been attacked and we may expect the enemy here momentarily- Both places are importent- and this at this time particularly so- All our provisions are at Matagorda Dewitts Landing Coxes point & on the way here- We have not in the garrison supplies of Bread Stuff for a single day and as yet but little Beef and should our Supplies be cut off our situation will be, to say the least disagreeable- & in case we are not reinforced and a sufficient force sent to convey the provisions (as we have no means of transportation) when famine begins to look us in the face, we shall be compelled to cut our way through the enemy leaving the artillery & munitions of war in their hands- We hope, however for the best we hope that before this time the people have risen and are marching to the relief of Bexar & this post- but should the worst happen- on whose head should the burthen of censure fall- not on the heads of those brave men who have left their homes in the United States to aid us in our struggle for Liberty -but on those whose all is in Texas & who notwithstanding the repeated calls have remained at home without raising a finger to keep the Enemy from their thresholds- What must be the feelings of the Volunteers now shut in Bexar- & what will be those of this command if a sufficient force of the enemy should appear to besiege us here without provisions- Will not curses be heaped on the heads of the sluggards who remained at home with a knowledge of our situation

 

Our present force in Garrison is about four Hundred & twenty, including Guerra’s company of Mexicans—(about five white citizens of Texas in this number   I omitted to mention that the force on the Nueces was divided into two parties one under Col. Johnson—in the Village of San Patricio & the other under Col. Grant & Maj. Morris on the road above- of the fate of the latter party we know nothing—as yet.  I am with respect & Consideration Yr. obt. servt.  J. W. Fannin Jr. Col. Comt. &c.  Superscription:  If this can be fowd early, so as to overtake the Express sent off this morning, it will save much time—Col. Ferris went by Dimmitts landing with it—Speed—go at speed  Forward with all dispatch and spread the alarm & call out the whole people to arms—to arms.  [Addressed: To/His Excellency James W. Robinson Actg Govr and Genl. Council of Texas Washington   Express

 

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The Texas Declaration of Independence of March 2, 1836

 

The Texas Declaration of Independence
(March 2, 1836)

 

The Texas Declaration of Independence was produced, literally, overnight. Its urgency was paramount, because while it was being prepared, the Alamo in San Antonio was under seige by Santa Anna’s army of Mexico.Immediately upon the assemblage of the Convention of 1836 on March 1, a committee of five of its delegates were appointed to draft the document. The committee, consisting of George C. Childress, Edward Conrad, James Gaines, Bailey Hardeman, and Collin McKinney, prepared the declaration in record time. It was briefly reviewed, then adopted by the delegates of the convention the following day.

As seen from the transcription below, the document parallels somewhat that of the United States, signed almost sixty years earlier. It contains statements on the function and responsibility of government, followed by a list of grievances. Finally, it concludes by declaring Texas a free and independent republic.

The full text of the document is as follows:


 

The Unanimous
Declaration of Independence
made by the
Delegates of the People of Texas
in General Convention
at the town of Washington
on the 2nd day of March 1836.

When a government has ceased to protect the lives, liberty and property of the people, from whom its legitimate powers are derived, and for the advancement of whose happiness it was instituted, and so far from being a guarantee for the enjoyment of those inestimable and inalienable rights, becomes an instrument in the hands of evil rulers for their oppression.

When the Federal Republican Constitution of their country, which they have sworn to support, no longer has a substantial existence, and the whole nature of their government has been forcibly changed, without their consent, from a restricted federative republic, composed of sovereign states, to a consolidated central military despotism, in which every interest is disregarded but that of the army and the priesthood, both the eternal enemies of civil liberty, the everready minions of power, and the usual instruments of tyrants.

When, long after the spirit of the constitution has departed, moderation is at length so far lost by those in power, that even the semblance of freedom is removed, and the forms themselves of the constitution discontinued, and so far from their petitions and remonstrances being regarded, the agents who bear them are thrown into dungeons, and mercenary armies sent forth to force a new government upon them at the point of the bayonet.

When, in consequence of such acts of malfeasance and abdication on the part of the government, anarchy prevails, and civil society is dissolved into its original elements. In such a crisis, the first law of nature, the right of self-preservation, the inherent and inalienable rights of the people to appeal to first principles, and take their political affairs into their own hands in extreme cases, enjoins it as a right towards themselves, and a sacred obligation to their posterity, to abolish such government, and create another in its stead, calculated to rescue them from impending dangers, and to secure their future welfare and happiness.

Nations, as well as individuals, are amenable for their acts to the public opinion of mankind. A statement of a part of our grievances is therefore submitted to an impartial world, in justification of the hazardous but unavoidable step now taken, of severing our political connection with the Mexican people, and assuming an independent attitude among the nations of the earth.

The Mexican government, by its colonization laws, invited and induced the Anglo-American population of Texas to colonize its wilderness under the pledged faith of a written constitution, that they should continue to enjoy that constitutional liberty and republican government to which they had been habituated in the land of their birth, the United States of America.

In this expectation they have been cruelly disappointed, inasmuch as the Mexican nation has acquiesced in the late changes made in the government by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, who having overturned the constitution of his country, now offers us the cruel alternative, either to abandon our homes, acquired by so many privations, or submit to the most intolerable of all tyranny, the combined despotism of the sword and the priesthood.

It has sacrificed our welfare to the state of Coahuila, by which our interests have been continually depressed through a jealous and partial course of legislation, carried on at a far distant seat of government, by a hostile majority, in an unknown tongue, and this too, notwithstanding we have petitioned in the humblest terms for the establishment of a separate state government, and have, in accordance with the provisions of the national constitution, presented to the general Congress a republican constitution, which was, without just cause, contemptuously rejected.

It incarcerated in a dungeon, for a long time, one of our citizens, for no other cause but a zealous endeavor to procure the acceptance of our constitution, and the establishment of a state government.

It has failed and refused to secure, on a firm basis, the right of trial by jury, that palladium of civil liberty, and only safe guarantee for the life, liberty, and property of the citizen.

It has failed to establish any public system of education, although possessed of almost boundless resources, (the public domain,) and although it is an axiom in political science, that unless a people are educated and enlightened, it is idle to expect the continuance of civil liberty, or the capacity for self government.

It has suffered the military commandants, stationed among us, to exercise arbitrary acts of oppression and tyrrany, thus trampling upon the most sacred rights of the citizens, and rendering the military superior to the civil power.

It has dissolved, by force of arms, the state Congress of Coahuila and Texas, and obliged our representatives to fly for their lives from the seat of government, thus depriving us of the fundamental political right of representation.

It has demanded the surrender of a number of our citizens, and ordered military detachments to seize and carry them into the Interior for trial, in contempt of the civil authorities, and in defiance of the laws and the constitution.

It has made piratical attacks upon our commerce, by commissioning foreign desperadoes, and authorizing them to seize our vessels, and convey the property of our citizens to far distant ports for confiscation.

It denies us the right of worshipping the Almighty according to the dictates of our own conscience, by the support of a national religion, calculated to promote the temporal interest of its human functionaries, rather than the glory of the true and living God.

It has demanded us to deliver up our arms, which are essential to our defence, the rightful property of freemen, and formidable only to tyrannical governments.

It has invaded our country both by sea and by land, with intent to lay waste our territory, and drive us from our homes; and has now a large mercenary army advancing, to carry on against us a war of extermination.

It has, through its emissaries, incited the merciless savage, with the tomahawk and scalping knife, to massacre the inhabitants of our defenseless frontiers.

It hath been, during the whole time of our connection with it, the contemptible sport and victim of successive military revolutions, and hath continually exhibited every characteristic of a weak, corrupt, and tyrranical government.

These, and other grievances, were patiently borne by the people of Texas, untill they reached that point at which forbearance ceases to be a virtue. We then took up arms in defence of the national constitution. We appealed to our Mexican brethren for assistance. Our appeal has been made in vain. Though months have elapsed, no sympathetic response has yet been heard from the Interior. We are, therefore, forced to the melancholy conclusion, that the Mexican people have acquiesced in the destruction of their liberty, and the substitution therfor of a military government; that they are unfit to be free, and incapable of self government.

The necessity of self-preservation, therefore, now decrees our eternal political separation.

We, therefore, the delegates with plenary powers of the people of Texas, in solemn convention assembled, appealing to a candid world for the necessities of our condition, do hereby resolve and declare, that our political connection with the Mexican nation has forever ended, and that the people of Texas do now constitute a free, Sovereign, and independent republic, and are fully invested with all the rights and attributes which properly belong to independent nations; and, conscious of the rectitude of our intentions, we fearlessly and confidently commit the issue to the decision of the Supreme arbiter of the destinies of nations.

Richard Ellis, President
of the Convention and Delegate
from Red River.
Charles B. Stewart
Tho. Barnett
John S. D. Byrom
Francis Ruis
J. Antonio Navarro
Jesse B. Badgett
Wm D. Lacy
William Menifee
Jn. Fisher
Matthew Caldwell
William Motley
Lorenzo de Zavala
Stephen H. Everett
George W. Smyth
Elijah Stapp
Claiborne West
Wm. B. Scates
M. B. Menard
A. B. Hardin
J. W. Burton
Thos. J. Gazley
R. M. Coleman
Sterling C. Robertson James Collinsworth
Edwin Waller
Asa Brigham
Geo. C. Childress
Bailey Hardeman
Rob. Potter
Thomas Jefferson Rusk
Chas. S. Taylor
John S. Roberts
Robert Hamilton
Collin McKinney
Albert H. Latimer
James Power
Sam Houston
David Thomas
Edwd. Conrad
Martin Parmer
Edwin O. Legrand
Stephen W. Blount
Jms. Gaines
Wm. Clark, Jr.
Sydney O. Pennington
Wm. Carrol Crawford
Jno. TurnerBenj. Briggs Goodrich
G. W. Barnett
James G. Swisher
Jesse Grimes
S. Rhoads Fisher
John W. Moore
John W. Bower
Saml. A. Maverick (from Bejar)
Sam P. Carson
A. Briscoe
J. B. Woods
H. S. Kimble, Secretary

 

 

 

Signers of the Texas Decl. of Ind.
http://www.lsjunction.com/docs/tdoi.htm

 

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Local Rules of the Tarrant County, Texas Courts–Fort Worth, Texas Civil Litigation Attorneys

Local Rules of the Tarrant County, Texas Courts

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Tarrant County Local Rules of Court–67th District Court

Revised 6-25-10 67TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FORT WORTH, TARRANT COUNTY, TEXAS COURT RULES AND PROCEDURES INTRODUCTION Below you will find the Court Rules and Procedures of the 67th Judicial District Court of Tarrant County, Texas. Recognizing that all attorneys practice before more than one judge (Tarrant County has 10 civil district judges) and that there are pro se litigants, it is the Court’s hope that these rules and procedures assist all advocates on what is expected in the 67th. Should there be any questions or concerns regarding any of these rules and procedures, you are encouraged to contact the Court’s Coordinator.

1. MOTION PRACTICE A. Written Submission Only The Court prefers that motions be set for written submission if possible. Any routine motion, or motions upon which an oral hearing will add little to the issues presented (most discovery motions, special exceptions, default judgments, objections to mediations, motion to withdraw or substitute counsel), should be set for written submission. All motions are set for written submission on a date given by the Court Coordinator, with a minimum of 10 days notice. All such motions require that a proposed Order be submitted. If longer notice provision is required by TRCP, then such requirement overrides court mandated 10 day rule. 2 B. Oral Hearings The Court will set an oral hearing on any motion upon request. Time limits for oral hearings will be as follows: summary judgments – 20 minutes/side discovery disputes – 20 minutes/side other motions – 15 minutes/side Additional time may be granted when absolutely necessary (Court’s discretion). The party requesting the oral hearing must submit a proposed Order as soon as practicable but in no case, less than 24 hours before the scheduled hearing. C. Summary Judgments The Court prefers that such motions be set for written submission on the documents alone. There are times when an oral hearing may be necessary, as determined by any party or the Court. D. Discovery Motions The Court prefers that these motions be submitted without the need for an oral hearing, but oral hearings are set when requested with each side limited to a total of 20 minutes to present their argument. The party filing the discovery motion must also submit a proposed Order. Requirement for a Certificate of Conference will be strictly enforced and no hearing will be set without one. Language and form of the proposed Order must follow the language of the specific relief sought; i.e. a general order only granting the motion to compel will not suffice if the motion to compel which was heard contained many requests. E. Additional Briefing The Court tries to read each motion prior to the scheduled hearing and appreciates the submission, to the Judge, of an extra copy of the motion/brief along with copies of case law 3 (pick your top 5-7). Separate binders of these copies and case law should be forwarded to the Court Coordinator and not filed with the District Clerk. At no time should any motion filed with the District Clerk contain copies of case law. F. Court Communication Prior to the time of a scheduled hearing or submission, please advise the Court, IN WRITING, of any changes to, or agreements reached, concerning the motion to be reviewed or heard by the Court. G. Agreed Motions Agreed motions, except motions for trial continuances, do not require a placement on the Court’s docket. A simple filing with the appropriate order should be made to the District Clerk’s office who will forward such motion to the Court for consideration and approval.

2. DISTRICT CLERK FILINGS Be aware that any and every document delivered to the Tarrant County District Clerk for filing will be computer scanned for public review. Individuals and entities with proper district clerk credentials will be allowed to access all civil files by their own remote computer. Protected and confidential documents attached to any motion/pleading must be attached in a sealed envelope identifying such as confidential/protected. Motions/pleadings are generally not sealed. The Court will follow Rule 76a of the TEXAS RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE. Be careful when filing most sensitive documents about your client.

3. SEALED MOTIONS/DOCUMENTS Without a prior order from the Court, motions and pleadings are never to be filed as “sealed” documents. At times, a need will arise to attach confidential documents to a pleading or motion. Such 4 confidential documents should be placed in a sealed, fully marked envelope containing the confidential documents submitted pursuant to a protective or sealing order. On the outside of the sealed envelope, attach a cover sheet which identifies the documents as sealed and confidential pertaining to the filed motion/pleading. The sealed envelope and cover sheet are attached to the motion/pleading. The District Clerk will file stamp the motion/pleading and will computer scan for public review the motion/pleading and the cover sheet affixed to the front of the sealed envelope identifying the sealed documents as confidential; the sealed documents are neither computer scanned nor filed for public review. Failure to follow this procedure may result in the public release of your confidential documents. Alternatively, confidential documents may be submitted for in camera review.

4. IN CAMERA REVIEW OF DOCUMENTS Any documents to be delivered to the Judge for an in camera review must be placed in an envelope and sealed. All documents must be Bates stamped. A cover letter addressed to the Judge must be attached to the sealed envelope and must BOLDLY identify that the attachments are for in camera review. The cover letter and sealed envelope must be delivered to the Judge and not to the District Clerk. Any documents delivered to the District Clerk could very well find its way on the District Clerk’s file desk for public display on the internet.

5. TELEPHONE CONFERENCE The Court does allow telephonic conferences to resolve most motions when such conferences are practical and cost efficient to do so. The Court is inclined to accommodate attorneys who are not located in the DFW Metroplex, yet who wish to attend routine motions by telephone. Arrangements with the Court Coordinator must be made. Unless advised differently, no court reporter will be used for a telephonic conference.

6. DISMISSAL DOCKET The Court conducts a monthly dismissal docket. Proper and timely notice is given to all parties (pro se) or to their attorneys. Any request to retain must be in writing and filed with the District Clerk prior to the hearing date. The Court will retain a case on its docket upon proof of good cause to retain only. A filing of a motion to retain does not automatically remove a matter from the Court’s dismissal docket. Until the Court has signed the Order to Retain, the case will not be removed from the dismissal docket. Upon notification to the Court that a case has settled, the parties must present to the Court all documents necessary for the Court to enter a final judgment, dismissal or nonsuit by no later then 31 days after such settlement notification. Failure to do so will place the case on the Court’s dismissal docket.

7. SCHEDULING ORDERS The Court requires a scheduling order for most cases. If no scheduling order is issued, then the Court will issue a standard trial setting notice. As soon as all answers have been received by the District Clerk, the Coordinator will issue the applicable scheduling order form. Attorneys are asked to complete the form by a date certain or attend the scheduled hearing. Forms may be obtained by contacting the Coordinator or via the internet. The Court is not prone to change an agreed upon trial date. A Motion for Continuance signed by all attorneys does not guarantee that the Court will approve such request. A revised proposed Scheduling Order must be attached to the Motion for Continuance.

8. MEDIATION The Court does not require mediation but does highly recommend that the parties attempt such. The Court does encourage the attorneys to choose a mediator but will assign one from its list if an agreement cannot be reached. The Court will assign some cases 6 to Tarrant County Dispute Resolution Services. If an agreement is reached, the Court requires that all necessary documents finalizing the settlement be submitted for the Court’s signature by no later than 31 days after the agreement is reached.

9. TRIAL SETTINGS All trial settings are made by the Court Coordinator. Cases are set on a one week trial docket with the number one case called for Monday morning, usually at 8:15 A.M. Cases not reached for trial will be issued a reset notice that sets forth the new trial date. The Court Coordinator will contact the attorneys, or parties (pro se), by telephone or by mail at least one week prior to the beginning of trial to advise them of their setting status.

10. TRIAL CONTINUANCE The Court will consider timely filed motions for continuances; however, as already noted herein, scheduling orders with agreed trial settings will not likely be changed. Additionally, agreed motions for continuances are not automatically granted and may require a hearing. Continuances must be requested as soon as practical but in no case should such request be made any later than the Wednesday preceding the week of trial. (Tarrant County Local Rules)

11. PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCES For most cases, the Court is setting such conferences at least 7 to 10 days prior to trial. All requirements for such conferences are included in the scheduling orders. Courtesy copies of the party’s most recent pleading, witness and exhibit lists, motions in limine and the proposed jury charge must be submitted to the Court. The Coordinator prepares a trial notebook with these courtesy copies for the Judge’s use. 7 As per the scheduling order, attorneys must exchange lists of exhibits and witnesses, as well as motions in limine prior to the scheduled pre-trial conference. The Court requests that the attorneys attempt agreements as to the exhibits. Thereafter, the Court will conduct a hearing concerning any arguments regarding the lists and motions in limine. At the pre-trial conference, the Court requires identification or designation of specific deposition excerpts if intended for trial usage. Prior to the reading, a copy of the excerpt must be made available to the Court, the reporter and opposing counsel. For Bench trials, the Court requires the submission of proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law instead of a proposed Jury Charge.

12. TRIAL EXHIBITS Pursuant to the Order Approving Revised Uniform Format Manual for Texas Reporters’ Records signed on May 25, 2010, by THE SUPREME COURT OF TEXAS, effective July 1, 2010, the following guidelines shall be followed: A. Photographs Photographic images other than documents (e.g., photos of physical exhibits must be included within the computer file as images with a resolution of not less than 2,048 x 1,536 pixels (approximately 3 megapixels). Higher resolutions are not encouraged. If a full color rendition is necessary, color depth should be between 12-bit and 18-bit. Otherwise, grayscale images are encouraged. Photographs may be captured directly with a digital camera or scanned from a photographic print. B. Separator Pages 8 If an exhibit number is not on the exhibit image, there must be a page preceding the image to show the exhibit number. C. Audio Files If an audio recording is part of the record, the audio file must be included as an MPEG-1 Audio-Layer 3 file (usually referred to as .mp3). The preferred sampling rate for the file is 44.1 kHz and the preferred bit rate for the audio file is 64 kbits/second, though a court may request bit rates as high as 128kbits/second. The Mp3 audio files must use a constant bit rate. The files must not be password-protected, encrypted, or protected by rights management. Each audio file must not exceed 100 MB. If the recording is too long to fit in one file, it may be broken in multiple files. D. Video Files If a video recording is part of the record, the video file must be included as an MPEG-4 Part 14 file (usually referred to as .mp4). Data compression is encouraged, though the submitter must assure that the video and audio content have sufficient quality. The files should not be password-protected, encrypted, or protected by rights management. Each video file must not exceed 5 GB. If the recording is too long to fit in one file, it may be broken into multiple files. *Uniform Format Manual Section 8

13. JURY CHARGE As noted above, the Court requires that the proposed jury charges of each party be exchanged prior to the pre-trial conference. Prior to the beginning of trial, the Court requires that each party supply the Court with a diskette (Word) containing their proposed charge. The Court uses the Pattern Jury Charge promulgated by the State Bar of Texas as a guide. Per new rules of the Texas Supreme Court effective February, 9 2005, each juror will be supplied a copy of the Court’s Charge.

14. VOIR DIRE Some cases may require the use of a juror questionnaire. The Court will entertain a reasonable request to use such questionnaire if the request and a copy of the proposed questionnaire is submitted to the Court and counsel for all parties at least 30 days prior to trial. The Court has no set time limits for voir dire. However, during the pre-trial conference, the Court will discuss this issue and may set such time limits if it believes that requested time is unreasonable and unnecessary. The Court does not conduct its own voir dire; however, the Court may do so if it believes such is necessary. During the panel voir dire, no attorney shall challenge for cause in front of the jury panel or allow the jury panel to be tainted by an individual panel member’s response. After the conclusion of the panel voir dire, attorneys may request that a panel member remain in the courtroom for individual voir dire to establish a challenge for cause.

15. COURTROOM DECORUM The Court will start most jury trials on Monday morning at 8:15 A.M. with a mid-morning break, a lunch break and an afternoon break. The Court requests that all attorneys be seated and ready to start by no later than 8:15 A.M. There are times when the Court may require attendance earlier than 8:15 A.M. and all attorneys are requested to meet such time requests. For trials, the Court will end at 4:45 P.M. each day. The Court requires that attorneys use the podium at all times. 10 However, the Court does allow “wandering” during voir dire if no record is being made. All attorneys are required to stand when making an objection. This requirement is necessary in that it allows the witness to know when to stop talking and allows the reporter to identify, for the record, the person making the objection. The Court requests that “table talk” be limited as much as possible, especially in the presence of a jury. The Court requests that legal assistants sit with their attorneys as much as possible to avoid needless courtroom movement. The Court does not require that attorneys request the Court’s permission prior to approaching a witness. For most cases, jurors will be allowed to take notes during the trial. Appropriate instructions will be given by the Court. Access to courtroom facilities is limited in that no party or attorney may enter the area behind the courtroom unless permission is granted. At no time will such permission be granted when there is a jury present. If a party is in need of audio or video aids, the Court has limited resources. Be prepared to supply your own aids. When possible, arrangements by the attorneys should be made to share such equipment when needed. The Court requires identification of specific deposition excerpts prior to reading. Such identification requires that a copy of such be made available to the Court, the reporter and opposing counsel. 11

16. WITNESS Should a witness step from the podium to explain an exhibit, the questioning attorney must insure that the witness is arranged so that the witness is facing the court reporter. As previously noted herein, all objections must be made when standing so that the witness knows to stop talking until the Court rules on the objection. Following the taking of an oath by the witness, the Court will give specific instructions as to the witness’s conduct while on the stand.

17. EX-PARTE COMMUNICATIONS All inquiries concerning motions and other court business should be directed to the Court Coordinator.

18. GRATUITIES No gratuities shall be accepted by the Court or any staff member.

19. AD LITEM APPOINTMENTS The Court maintains a list of potential ad litem appointments. All potential candidates for such appointments should submit a resume to the Coordinator with a letter stating that the person has no relationship with the Court that could be construed or may appear to be a conflict of interest. Ad litem fees are calculated based upon the complexity of the matter involved, the hourly charge of the ad litem, and the value of the work done by the ad litem. Ad litem fees must be kept reasonable under all circumstances. At no time, will the Court appoint a specific ad litem identified in the written motion of an attorney. 12

20. TEXAS LAWYER’S CREED We are all members of a most proud, much honored and prestigious profession. The make up of our profession has changed dramatically over the years, but the purpose of our existence remains firm and steadfast. The success of what we attorneys endeavor to accomplish is never measured by the number of victories or the size of the judgment but by the manner in which we have conducted our lives, both professionally and throughout our community, with a fellow attorney or advocate, be they in opposition or not. Therefore, I ask that each attorney be familiar with the Texas Lawyers’ Creed prior to entering the 67th Judicial District Court of Tarrant County, State of Texas. Donald J. Cosby Presiding Judge 67th Judicial District Court

 

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Counties, Cities and Towns in Texas–List for the Texas Civil Litigation Attorney

Nortwest Corner of Texas

1. Dallam – Dalhart, Texline
2. Sherman – Stratford, Texhoma
3. Hansford – Gruver, Morse, Spearman
4. Ochiltree – Booker, Perryton
5. Lipscomb – Booker, Darrouzett, Follett, Higgins, Lipscomb
6. Hartley – Channing, Hartley
7. Moore – Cactus, Dumas, Masterson, Sunray
8. Hutchinson – Borger, Fritch, Sanford, Stinnett
9. Roberts – Miami
10. Hemphill – Canadian
11. Oldham – Adrian, Vega, Wildorado
12. Potter – Amarillo, Bishop Hills
13. Carson – Groom,Panhandle,Skellytown,White Deer
14. Gray – Lefors, McLean, Pampa
15. Wheeler – Briscoe, Mobeetie, Shamrock, Wheeler
16. Deaf Smith – Hereford
17. Randall – Amarillo, Canyon, Happy, Lake Tanglewood, Palisades, Timbercreek Canyon
18. Armstrong – Claude, Wayside
19. Donley – Clarendon, Hedley, Howardwick
20. Collingsworth – Dodson, Quail, Samnorwood, Wellington
21. Parmer – Bovina, Farwell, Friona
22. Castro – Dimmitt, Hart, Nazareth, Summerfield
23. Swisher – Kress, Tulia
24. Briscoe – Quitaque, Silverton
25. Hall – Estelline, Lakeview, Memphis, Turkey
26. Childress – Childress, Tell

Northwest Texas1. Bailey – Bula, Enochs, Maple, Muleshoe
2. Lamb – Amherst, Earth, Littlefield, Olton, Spade, Springlake, Sudan
3. Hale – Abernathy, Cotton Center, Edmonson, Hale Center, Petersburg, Plainview, Seth Ward
4. Floyd – Floydada, Lockney
5. Motley – Matador, Roaring Springs
6. Cottle – Paducah
7. Cochran – Bledsoe, Morton, Whiteface
8. Hockley – Anton, Levelland, Opdyke, Pep, Ropesville, Smyer, Sundown
9. Lubbock – Abernathy, Idalou, Lubbock, New Deal, Ransom Canyon, Reese Village, Shallowater, Slaton, Wolfforth
10. Crosby – Crosbyton, Lorenzo, Ralls
11. Dickens – Afton, Dickens, McAdoo, Spur
12. King – Dumont, Guthrie
13. Yoakum – Denver City, Plains
14. Terry – Brownfield, Meadow, Tokio, Wellman
15. Lynn – New Home, O’Donnell, Tahoka, Wilson
16. Garza – Post
17. Kent – Girard, Jayton
18. Stonewall – Aspermont, Old Glory
19. Gaines – Seagraves, Seminole
20. Dawson – Ackerly, Grandview, Lamesa, O’Donnell, Welch
21. Borden – Gail
22. Scurry – Fluvanna, Hermleigh, Snyder
23. Fisher – McCaulley, Roby, Rotan, Sylvester
24. Andrews – Andrews
25. Martin – Lenorah, Stanton, Tarzan
26. Howard – Big Spring, Coahoma, Forsan, Knott
27. Mitchell – Colorado City, Loraine, Wesbrook
28. Nolan – Blackwell, Maryneal, Nolan, Roscoe, Sweetwater
North Central Texas1. Hardeman – Chillicothe, Goodlett, Quanah
2. Wilbarger – Fargo, Harrold, Lockett, Oklaunion, Vernon
3. Wichita – Burkburnett, Electra, Iowa Park, Wichita Falls
4. Clay – Bellevue, Byers, Dean, Henrietta, Jolly, Joy, Petrolia
5. Montague – Bowie, Forestburg, Montague, Nocona, St. Jo
6. Cooke – Callisburg, Gainesville, Lindsay, Muenster, Oak Ridge
7. Foard – Crowell, Thalia
8. Knox – Benjamin, Goree, Knox City, Munday
9. Baylor – Seymour
10. Archer – Archer City, Holliday, Megargel, Scotland, Windthorst
11. Haskell – Haskell, O’Brien, Paint Creek, Rochester, Rule, Sagerton, Stamford, Weinert
12. Throckmorton – Throckmorton, Woodson
13. Young – Graham, Jean, Loving, Newcastle, Olney
14. Jack – Bryson, Jacksboro, Jermyn, Perrin
15. Wise – Alvord, Aurora, Balsora, Boonsvile, Boyd, Briar, Bridgeport, Chico, Cottondale, Decatur, Fairview, Newark, Paradise, Rhome, Runaway Bay, Slidell
16. Denton – Argyle, Aubrey, Bartonville, Carrollton, Copper Canyon, Corinth, Corral City, Cross Roads, Dallas, Denton, Double Oak, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Frisco, Hackberry, Haslet, Hebron, Hickory Creek, Highland Village, Justin, Krugerville, Krum, Lake Dallas, Lakewood Village, Lewisville, Lincoln Park, Little Elm, Marshall Creek, Northlake, Oak Point, Pilot Point, Ponder, Providence Village, Roanoke, Sanger, Shady Shores, Southlake, The Colony, Trophy Club, Westlake
17. Jones – Anson, Hamlin, Hawley, Lueders, Stamford
18. Shackelford – Albany, Moran
19. Stephens – Breckenridge, Caddo
20. Palo Pinto – Gordon, Graford, Mineral Wells, Mingus, Palo Pinto, Santo, Strawn
21. Parker – Aledo, Annetta, Azle, Briar, Cool, Hudson Oaks, Millsap, Poolville, Reno, Sanctuary, Springtown, Weatherford, Willow Park
22. Tarrant – Arlington, Bedford, Benbrook, Blue Mound, Colleyville, Crowley, Dalworthington Gardens, Eagle Mountain, Edgecliff Village, Euless, Everman, Forest Hill, Fort Worth, Grapevine, Grand Prairie, Haltom City, Hurst, Keller, Kennedale, Lake Worth, Lakeside, Newark, North Richland Hills, Pantego, Pecan Acres, Pelican Bay, Rendon, Richland Hills, River Oaks, Saginaw, Sansom Park, Southlake, Watauga, Westover Hills, Westworth Village, White Settlement
23. Taylor – Abilene, Buffalo Gap, Impact, Lawn, Merkel, Ovalo, Potosi, Trent, Tuscola, Tye
24. Callahan – Baird, Clyde, Cross Plains, Putnam
25. Eastland – Carbon, Cisco, Desdemona, Eastland, Gorman, Ranger, Rising Star
26. Erath – Dublin, Morgan Mill, Stephenville
27. Hood – Cresson, Granbury, Lipan, Oak Trail Shores, Pecan Plantation, Tolar
28. Somervell – Glen Rose, Rainbow
29. Johnson – Alvarado, Briaroaks, Burleson, Cleburne, Cross Timber, Godley, Grandview, Joshua, Keene, Rio Vista, Venus
Northeast Texas1. Grayson – Bells, Collinsville, Denison, Dorchester, Gunter, Howe, Knollwood, Pottsboro, Sadler, Sherman, Southmayd, Tioga, Tom Bean, Van Alstyne, Whitesboro, Whitewright
2. Fannin – Bailey, Bonham, Dodd City, Ector, Honey Grove, Ivanhoe, Ladonia, Leonard, Monkstown, Randolph, Ravenna, Savoy, Telephone, Trenton, Windom
3. Lamar – Blossom, Deport, Paris, Powderly, Roxton, Sumner
4. Red River – Annona, Avery, Bogata, Clarksville, Detroit
5. Bowie – Dalby Springs, De Kalb, Hooks, Leary, Maud, Nash, New Boston, Red Lick, Redwater, Simms, Texarkana, Wake Village
6. Collin -McKinney, Allen, Frisco, Plano, Melissa, Wylie
7. Hunt – Caddo Mills, Campbell, Celeste, Commerce, Greenville, Lone Oak, Quinlan, West Tawakoni, Wolfe City
8. Delta – Ben Franklin, Cooper, Klondike, Pecan Gap
9. Hopkins – Brashear, Como, Cumby, Pickton, Saltillo, Sulphur Bluff, Sulphur Springs, Tira
10. Franklin – Mount Vernon, Scroggins, Winnsboro
11. Titus – Cookville, Mount Pleasant, Talco, Winfield
12. Morris – Daingerfield, Lone Star, Naples, Omaha
13. Cass – Atlanta, Avinger, Bivins, Bloomburg, Bryans Mill, Domino, Douglassville, Hughes Springs, Linden, Marietta, Queen City
14. Dallas – Addison, Balch Springs, Cedar Hill, Carrollton, Cockrell Hill, Combine, Coppell, Dallas, DeSoto, Duncanville, Farmers Branch, Ferris, Garland, Glenn Heights, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Highland Park, Hutchins, Irving, Lancaster, Lewisville, Mesquite, Ovilla, Rowlett, Seagoville, Sunnyvale, University Park, Wilmer
15. Rockwall – Fate, Heath, McLendon-Chisholm, Mobile City, Rockwall, Rowlett, Royse City
16. Rains – East Tawakoni, Emory, Point
17. Wood – Alba, Hawkins, Mineola, Quitman, Winnsboro, Yantis
18. Camp – Leesburg, Pittsburg, Rocky Mound
19. Upshur – Bettie, Big Sandy, Diana, East Mountain, Gilmer, Ore City, Union Grove
20. Marion – Jefferson
21. Ellis – Alma, Bardwell, Ennis, Ferris, Garrett, Grand Prairie, Italy, Mansfield, Maypearl, Midlothian, Milford, Oak Leaf, Ovilla, Palmer, Pecan Hill, Red Oak, Telico, Venus, Waxahachie
22. Kaufman – Crandall, Combine, Dallas, Forney, Grays Prairie, Kaufman, Kemp, Lawrence, Mabank, Oak Grove, Oak Ridge, Post Oak Bend, Rosser, Scurry, Talty, Terrell
23. Van Zandt – Ben Wheeler, Canton, Edgewood, Edom, Fruitvale, Grand Saline, Van, Wills Point
24. Navarro – Angus, Barry, Blooming Grove, Corsicana, Dawson, Emhouse, Eureka, Frost, Goodlow Park, Kerens, Mildred, Mustang, Navarro, Oak Valley, Powell, Purdon, Retreat, Rice, Richland, Silver City
25. Henderson – Athens, Berryville, Brownsboro, Caney City, Chandler, Coffee City, Enchanted Oaks, Eustace, Evelyn, Gun Barrel City, Log Cabin, Mabank, Malakoff, Moore Station, Murchison, Payne Springs, Poynor, Seven Points, Star Harbor, Tool, Trinidad
26. Smith – Arp, Bullard, Lindale, New Chapel Hill, Noonday, Troup, Tyler, Whitehouse, Winona
27. Gregg – Clarksville City, Easton, Gladewater, Kilgore, Lakeport, Liberty City, Longview, Warren City, White Oak
28. Harrison – Elysian Fields, Gill, Hallsville, Harleton, Jonesville, Karnack, Latex, Longview, Marshall, Nesbitt, Scottsville, Uncertain, Waskom, Woodlawn
29. Rusk – Henderson, Laneville, Mount Enterprise, New London, Overton, Pinehill, Tatum, Turnertown
30. Panola – Beckville, Bethany, Carthage, Clayton, Deadwood, De Berry, Gary City, Long Branch, Murvaul, Tatum
Southern West Texas 1. El Paso – Agua Dulce, Anthony, Butterfield, Canutillo, Clint, El Paso, Fabens, Fort Bliss, Homestead Meadows North, Homestead Meadows South, Horizon City, Morning Glory, Newman, Prado Verde, San Elizario, Socorro, Sparks, Tornillo, Vinton, Westway
2. Hudspeth – Dell City, Fort Hancock, Salt Flat, Sierra Blanca
3. Culberson – Van Horn
4. Reeves – Balmorhea, Lindsay, Pecos, Toyah
5. Loving – Mentone
6. Winkler – Kermit, Wink
7. Ector – Gardendale, Goldsmith, Odessa, West Odessa
8. Midland – Midland
9. Ward – Barstow, Grandfalls, Monahans, Pyote, Thorntonville, Wickett
10. Crane – Crane
11. Upton – McCamey, Rankin
12. Jeff Davis – Fort Davis, Valentine
13. Pecos – Coyanosa, Fort Stockton, Imperial, Sheffield
14. Presidio – Marfa, Presidio, Redford
15. Brewster – Alpine, Marathon
16. Terrell – Dryden, Sanderson
Central West Texas1. Glasscock – Garden City
2. Sterling – Sterling City
3. Coke – Blackwell, Bronte, Robert Lee, Silver
4. Runnels – Ballinger, Miles, Norton, Rowena, Wingate, Winters
5. Coleman – Burkett, Coleman, Goldsboro, Gouldbusk, Novice, Rockwood, Santa Anna, Talpa, Valera, Voss
6. Brown – Bangs, Blanket, Brookesmith, Brownwood, Early, May, Zephyr
7. Reagan – Big Lake
8. Irion – Barnhart, Mertzon
9. Tom Green – Carlsbad, Christoval, Mereta, San Angelo, Vancourt, Wall
10. Concho – Eden, Eola, Millersview, Paint Rock
11. McCulloch – Brady, Doole, Lohn, Melvin, Pear Valley, Rochelle, Voca
12. Crockett – Ozona
13. Schleicher – Eldorado
14. Menard – Fort McKavett, Menard
15. Mason – Art, Fredonia, Mason, Pontotoc
16. Sutton – Sonora
17. Kimble – Junction, London, Roosevelt
18. Gillespie – Fredericksburg, Harper, Luckenbach, Stonewall, Willow City
19. Val Verde – Comstock, Del Rio, Langtry, Pandale
20. Edwards – Barksdale, Rocksprings
21. Real – Camp Wood, Leakey, Rio Frio
22. Kerr – Center Point, Ingram, Kerrville, Mountain Home
23. Bandera – Bandera, Medina, Vanderpool
24. Kinney – Brackettville
25. Uvalde – Sabinal, Utopia, Uvalde
26. Medina – Castroville, Devine, D’Hanis, Hondo, Mico, Natalia
Central Texas1. Comanche – Comanche, Gustine
2. Hamilton – Hamilton, Hico
3. Bosque – Clifton, Cranfills Gap, Iredell, Meridian, Morgan, Valley Mills, Walnut Springs
4. Hill – Abbott, Blum, Hillsboro, Hubbard, Itasca, Malone, Mount Calm, Penelope, Whitney
5. Mills – Goldthwaite, Mullin, Priddy, Star
6. San Saba – Richland Springs, San Saba
7. Lampasas – Adamsville, Kempner, Lampasas, Lometa
8. Coryell – Copperas Cove, Evant, Gatesville, Jonesboro, Oglesby, South Mountain
9. McLennan – Axtell, Bellmead, Beverly Hills, China Springs, Crawford, Elm Mott, Gholson, Hallsburg, Hewitt, Lacy-Lakeview, Leroy, Lorena, Mart, McGregor, Moody, Riesel, Robinson, Ross, Waco, West, Woodway
10. Limestone – Coolidge, Groesbeck, Kosse, Mexia, Personville, Tehuacana, Thornton
11. Falls – Chilton, Golinda, Lott, Marlin, Reagan, Rosebud
12. Bell – Academy, Bartlett, Belton, Ding Dong, Harker Heights, Holland, Killeen, Nolanville, Rogers, Salado, Temple, Troy
13. Llano – Buchanan Dam, Castell, Kingsland, Llano, Sunrise Beach Village, Tow, Valley Spring
14. Burnet – Bertram, Burnet, Cottonwood Shores, Marble Falls
15. Williamson – Cedar Park, Florence, Georgetown, Granger, Hutto, Jarrell, Leander, Round Rock, Taylor, Thrall
16. Milam – Buckholts, Burlington, Cameron, Davilla, Gause, Milano, Rockdale, Thorndale
17. Robertson – Bremond, Calvert, Franklin, Hearne
18. Blanco – Blanco, Johnson City, Round Mountain
19. Travis – Austin, Del Valley, Garfield, Jollyville, Jonestown, Lago Vista, Lakeway, Manchaca, Pflugerville, Rollingwood, West Lake Hills
20. Lee – Dime Box, Giddings, Lexington, Lincoln
21. Burleson – Caldwell, Snook, Somerville
22. Brazos – Bryan, College Station
23. Kendall – Bergheim, Boerne, Comfort, Kendalia
24. Comal – Bulverde, Canyon Lake Forest, Fischer, Garden Ridge, New Braunfels, Spring Branch
25. Hays – Buda, Driftwood, Dripping Springs, Kyle, San Marcos, Wimberley
26. Caldwell – Dale, Lockhart, Luling, Martindale, Niederwald, Uhland, Maxwell
27. Bastrop – Bastrop, Cedar Creek, Elgin, Paige, Smithville
28. Washington – Brenham, Burton, Chappell Hill, Independence
29. Bexar – Alamo Heights, Balcones Heights, China Grove, Converse, Fair Oaks Ranch, Helotes, Hollywood Park, Kirby, Leon Valley, Live Oak, Olmos Park, San Antonio, Shavano Park, Somerset, St. Hedwig, Terrell Hills, Von Ormy, Windcrest
30. Guadalupe – Cibolo, Marion, McQueeney, Seguin, Schertz
31. Gonzales – Gonzales, Nixon, Smiley, Waelder
32. Fayette – Carmine, Fayetteville, Flatonia, La Grange, Schulenburg
33. Lavaca – Hallettsville, Moulton, Shiner
34. Colorado – Columbus, Garwood, Eagle Lake, Weimar
Central East Texas1. Freestone – Fairfield, Oakwood, Streetman, Teague, Worthman
2. Anderson – Cayuga, Elkhart, Frankston, Montalba, Palestine
3. Cherokee – Alto, Cumey, Gallatin, Jacksonville, Mount Selman, New Summerfield, Rusk, Wells
4. Nacogdoches – Appleby, Chireno, Cushing, Douglass, Garrison, Nacogdoches
5. Shelby – Center, Huxley, Joaquin, Neuville, Shelbyville, Tenaha, Timpson
6. Leon – Buffalo, Centerville, Jewett, Leona, Marquez, Normangee, Oakwood
7. Houston – Crockett, Grapeland, Kennard, Latexo, Lovelady, Porter Springs
8. Angelina – Burke, Diboll, Huntington, Lufkin, Pollok, Zavalla
9. San Augustine – Broaddus, San Augustine
10. Sabine – Bronson, Hemphill, Milam, Pineland
11. Madison – Madisonville, Midway, North Zulch
12. Trinity – Apple Springs, Glendale, Groveton, Trinity
13. Grimes – Anderson, Navasota
14. Walker – Huntsville, New Waverly
15. San Jacinto – Coldspring, Oakhurst, Pointblank, Shepherd
16. Polk – Corrigan, Goodrich, Livingston, Moscow, Onalaska, Seven Oaks
17. Tyler – Chester, Colmesneil, Fred, Spurger, Warren, Woodville
18. Jasper – Browndell, Buna, Evadale, Jasper, Kirbyville
19. Newton – Burkeville, Deweyville, Newton
20. Montgomery – Conroe, Cut and Shoot, Magnolia, Oak Ridge North, Porter, Shenandoah, Splendora, The Woodlands, Willis
21. Liberty – Cleveland, Daisetta, Dayton, Hardin, Hull, Liberty
22. Hardin – Batson, Kountze, Loeb, Lumberton, Saratoga, Silsbee, Sour Lake
23. Orange – Bridge City, Mauriceville, Orange, Orangefield, Rose City, Vidor, West Orange
24. Austin – Bellville, Bleiblerville, Cat Spring, New Ulm, Industry, San Felipe, Sealy, Wallis
25. Waller – Brookshire, Hempstead, Katy, Pattison, Prairie View, Waller
26. Harris – Atascocita, Barrett, Baytown, Bellaire, Bunker Hill Village, Channelview, Cloverleaf, Crosby, Deer Park, El Lago, Friendswood, Galena Park, Hedwig Village, Highlands, Hilshire Village, Houston, Humble, Hunters Creek Village, Jacinto City, Jersey Village, Katy, Klein, La Porte, League City, Missouri City, Morgan’s Point, Nassau Bay, Pasadena, Pearland, Piney Point Village, Seabrook, Sheldon, Shoreacres, South Houston, Southside Place, Spring, Spring Valley, Stafford, Taylor Lake Village, Tomball, Webster, West University Place
27. Chambers – Anahuac, Baytown, Beach City, Mont Belvieu, Seabrook, Shoreacres, Stowell, Wallisville, Winnie
28. Jefferson – Beaumont, Bevil Oaks, China, Groves, Nederland, Port Arthur, Port Neches, Sabine Pass
29. Fort Bend – Fulshear, Katy, Kendleton, Meadows, Missouri City, Needville, Rosenberg, Simonton, Stafford, Sugar Land
30. Galveston – Bacliff, Bayou Vista, Clear Lake Shores, Dickinson, Friendswood, Galveston, High Island, Hitchcock, Jamaica Beach, Kemah, La Marque, League City, Port Bolivar, San Leon, Santa Fe, Texas City, Tiki Island
31. Wharton – Boling, East Bernard, El Campo, Louise, Newgulf, Wharton
32. Brazoria – Alvin, Angleton, Brazoria, Clute, Danbury, Freeport, Hillcrest, Lake Jackson, Liverpool, Manvel, Oyster Creek, Pearland, Richwood, West Columbia
33. Matagorda – Bay City, Markham, Matagorda, Palacios, Van Vleck
South Texas1. Maverick – Eagle Pass, Quemado
2. Zavala – Batesville, Crystal City, La Pryor
3. Dimmit – Asherton, Big Wells, Carrizo Springs
4. Frio – Bigfoot, Dilley, Moore, Pearsall
5. La Salle – Cotulla, Fowlerton
6. Atascosa – Campbellton, Charlotte, Christine, Jourdanton, Leming, Lytle, Pleasanton, Poteet
7. McMullen – Calliham, Tilden
8. Wilson – Floresville, La Vernia, Poth, Stockdale
9. Karnes – Falls City, Gillett, Karnes City, Kenedy, Runge
10. Live Oak – George West, Three Rivers
11. De Witt – Arneckville, Cuero, Nordheim, Yoakum, Yorktown
12. Jackson – Cordele, Edna, Ganado, Vanderbilt
13. Goliad – Ander, Goliad
14. Victoria – Bloomington, Inez, Victoria
15. Calhoun – Point Comfort, Port Lavaca, Seadrift
16. Bee – Beeville, Pettus, Skidmore
17. Refugio – Austwell, Bayside, Refugio, Tivoli, Woodsboro
18. Aransas – Fulton, Rockport
19. San Patricio – Aransas Pass, Gregory, Ingleside, Odem, Portland, San Patricio, Sinton, Taft
20. Webb – Botines, Bruni, El Cenizo, La Presa, Laredo, Laredo Ranchettes, Larga Vista, Mirando City, Oilton, Ranchitos Las Lomas, Ranchos Penitas West, Rio Bravo
21. Duval – Benavides, Concepcion, Freer, Realitos, San Diego
22. Jim Wells – Alice, Pernitas Point, Orange Grove, Premont
23. Nueces – Agua Dulce, Corpus Christi, Driscoll, Ingleside, Petronila, Portland, Port Aransas, Robstown
24. Kleberg – Kingsville, Riviera
25. Zapata – Zapata
26. Jim Hogg – Hebbronville
27. Brooks – Encino, Falfurrias
28. Kenedy – Sarita
29. Starr – Escobares, Garciasville, La Grulla, Rio Grande City, Roma-Los Saenz, Santa Elena
30. Hidalgo – Abram, Alamo, Alton, Donna, Edcouch, Edinburg, Elsa, Hidalgo, La Joya, Lopezville, Mercedes, Mission, Pharr, Progreso, San Juan, Sullivan City, Weslaco
31. Willacy – Lyford, Port Mansfield, Raymondville, San Perlita, Sebastian
32. Cameron – Brownsville, Combes, Harlingen, La Feria, Laguna Heights, Laureles, Los Fresnos, Port Isabel, Primera, Rio Hondo ,San Benito, South Padre Island

 

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